Saints of the Day – Blessed Roger of Ellant

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Born in England; died near Rheims, France, in 1160. Blessed Roger was an Englishman who joined the Cistercian Order at Lorroyen-Berry, France. He was exemplary in his practice of poverty and other monastic virtues. For this reason, in 1156, he was chosen as the founding abbot of the new monastery of Ellant in the diocese of Rheims. There he was well-known for his care of the sick. After his death, a chapel was dedicated in his honor in which his relics are enshrined (Benedictines, Farmer).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2020. Web. 20 January 2021. <>